William Jackson 1856

Jackson was an upholsterer by trade, in Chester, but he fell upon hard times, and his wife left him with their two children to live in Manchester. The children were boarded out with a relative, who, when Jackson refused to pay for their upkeep, promptly sent them back to him, Jackson took the children to a piece of waste ground, and murdered them.
The children’s mother claimed to have had a dream that her children were killed, and notified the police, and Jackson was arrested. Their bodies were discovered by a police dog.
Jackson was tried, found guilty, and hanged on Boxing day at 9.00 a.m.